Japanese Gardening Style also created an impact on Modern Garden Architecture. All of us know that Japanese people are known for their perfection.
In this article, we are going to discuss the evolution of Japanese Gardens and also study the reasons for which they are renowned as “Perfectionists”….
Japanese Gardening Style - Rock Gardens, Fountains and Bridge
Japanese Gardens evolved under the influence of distinctive Chinese Gardening Style…. These gardens were developed wherever there was a need for a landmark. For instance, Historical Landmarks such as Buddhist Temples, Shrines and castles.
Later on, Japaneses gardening Style was also employed for making Private Gardens in residences, city Parks or any free space around the residential and commercial complexes that could be used as a garden. They used various landscape elements and developed their typical gardening style.
Japanese not only created Green Gardens but they also designed “Dry Gardens” which are also “Rock Gardens”. The tradition of the Tea Masters Japanese gardens of quite another style, evoking rural simplicity.
Persian Garden Style evolved after the Egyptian Style of gardening. It marked the beginning of “Modern Garden Architecture”. The Persian garden was an answer to the aridity of the local climate where the high walled garden and the shady trees with its air cooled by streams and fountains, was a simple recipe for paradise. Mediterranean and hence all Western Gardens have their origins in Egypt between three and four thousand years ago. Since Egypt is a natural desert depending on the Nile for its fertility, its gardens were planted along reservoirs and irrigation canals.
Taj Mughal Gardens - Persian Style
The canals were straight for practical reasons; trees planted followed straight lines along the canals, It was also natural for the canal to have fish, lotus and supply of water. Hence, the theory goes that axial designs and layouts of gardens, the ‘formality’ of all classical Mediterranean inspired gardens to the present – via the Persians whose style swept eastwards to India and westwards via Spain with spread of Islam, and by the Romans whose adaptation of the Egyptian Style was repeated in the Renaissance.